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2hRob Train

Time for Zidane to make Asensio a starter

Zinedine Zidane has persisted with Real Madrid's famed "BBC" trident to this point but he can no longer justify leaving Marco Asensio on the bench.

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10hAdriana Garcia

Las Palmas sell Viera to Beijing Guoan

Las Palmas have sold Spanish winger Jonathan Viera to Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan, the La Liga club announced on Monday afternoon.

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12hAdriana Garcia

Marcelo misses Real Madrid training

Real Madrid trained without injured left-back Marcelo on Monday ahead of their midweek La Liga game at Leganes.

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1dRobbie Dunne

Asensio jumps Benzema in Real pecking order

With Karim Benzema looking on from the bench, Marco Asensio produced an all-star performance to help Real Madrid overcome Real Betis 5-3 on Sunday.

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1dPA Sport

La Liga: Real storm to win; Atleti cruise

Real Madrid staged a storming second-half comeback to beat Real Betis, while Atletico kept up their chase of Barcelona with a 2-0 home victory.

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1dDermot Corrigan

Forwards made difference in Atleti win - Simeone

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone hailed his attacking trident of Diego Costa, Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro for Sunday's win over Athletic.

1dJoseph Walker

Gameiro's brilliance wins it for Atleti

Thomas Partey was the best player on the pitch, but it was Kevin Gameiro's performance up front that earned Atletico Madrid the win vs. Athletic.

1dESPN staff

Atletico keep pressure on Barca with win

Atletico Madrid closed the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona back to seven points with a 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao at the Wanda Metropolitano.